Continuing Education Programs
Well Management Program

Training calendar updated monthly.

Continuing Education Requirements

Apply to license renewal of individual well contractors and certified representatives of limited well and boring contractors, monitoring well contractors, elevator boring contractors, and well contractors. Monitoring well contractors' registration expire December 31 of each year. All other well contractor license types have licenses that expire January 31 of each year.

The revisions to Minnesota Rules, chapter 4725, became effective on August 4, 2008. Two changes in continuing education requirements for license renewal took effect at that time:

  • The number of continuing education credits required annually for certified representatives of limited well/boring contractors and elevator boring contractors is now two credits. However, those two credits must be from a Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)-presented or MDH–sponsored program. Limited well/boring contractors include pump installers, pitless/screen contractors, dewatering well contractors, dug well/drive point contractors, well sealing contractors, vertical heat exchanger contractors.

  • Individual contractors and certified representatives for well contractors and monitoring well contractors must still obtain six credits of MDH-approved continuing education annually. Two of the six credits must be from a MDH-presented or MDH–sponsored program.

License/Registration Renewal

For license/registration renewal, all certified representatives and individual contractors must have obtained two hours of a MDH-presented or MDH-sponsored program in order to renew. Individual contractors and certified representatives for monitoring well contractors and well contractors must also obtain an additional four credits of MDH-approved continuing education (for a total of six credits).

A contact hour is granted for approved continuing education sessions when the training continues for 50 minutes. Continuing education contact hours cannot be "banked" or saved from previous years for future license or registration renewal. Sign-up sheets are usually used to document and verify attendance.

The continuing education activity must be related to wells and borings, drilling technology, groundwater contamination, health aspects of water quality, groundwater monitoring, geology, hydrology, well construction and sealing, water systems and water treatment, or other subjects approved by the MDH.

For additional information about any of these training opportunities, call the program's contact person. For other information about continuing education, new training opportunities, or to request approval for other continuing education activities not listed here, contact Norm Mofjeld, Well Management Section, at 651-201-4593.

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Training Calendar

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2016: Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
April 2016
April 1 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 1 6
(2 MDH)
Pipeline Supply, Inc.
20th Annual Spring Show

Monticello Community Center
Monticello, Minnesota
Contact: Carrie Sundberg 218-327-3322
April 2 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Fairmont, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 4 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2016 Spring Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m.
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building, B107
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
April 4 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Wisconsin Wild Minerals

7 p.m.
William Cordua, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall, Room 3-1210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
April 5 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

5:30 p.m.
New York Mills City Hall
28 East Centennial Drive
New York Mills, Minnesota
Contact:  Jane Snethen 218-346-8404
April 7 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Marshall, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 8 6
(2 MDH)
St. Hilaire Supply Company
2016 Dealer Meeting and Spring Show

St. Hilaire, Minnesota
Contact: Gary Sorvig at 218-964-5222
April 11 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

10 a.m.
American Legion - Park Rapids
900 First Street East
Park Rapids, Minnesota
Contact:  Esther Simon (218) 732-3377
April 11-13 4 Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
77th Annual University of Minnesota Mining Symposium

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Duluth, Minnesota
Contact: SME Staff 303-948-4200
April 12 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Forest Lake, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 12 5
(1 MDH)
Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Elbow Lake, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
April 13 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training
Cambridge, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 15 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/other Training

Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 18 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

5:15 p.m.
Bemidji Eagles
1270 Neilson Avenue Southeast
Bemidji, Minnesota
Contact:  Esther Simon 218-732-3377
April 19 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7:15 a.m.
Timberlake Lodge – Grand Rapids
144 Southeast 17th Street
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Contact: Kim Wagner
April 19-21 4 School of Natural Resources University of Nebraska-Lincoln
51st Annual Shallow Exploration Drillers Clinic

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Catoosa, Oklahoma
Contact: Chris Clarke 405-522-4998 or Scott Cosby 405-522-4996
April 20 5
(1 MDH)
Minnesota Ground Water Association
Thinking Big: Innovative Solutions for Groundwater Recharge and Reuse

University of Minnesota
Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: WRI at 651-705-6464 or MGWA Staff
April 20 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

5:30 p.m.
Eagles Club - Thief River Falls
305 Red Lake Boulevard
Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Contact:  Keith Leines 218-687-5251
April 20 5
(1 MDH)
Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Elk River, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
April 24-27 4 National Groundwater Association (NGWA)
2016 Groundwater Summit

Denver, Colorado
Contact: NGWA Staff 800-851-7379
April 30 4 Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals (IAGP)
IAGP Malta Continuing Ed

21193 Malta Road
Malta, Illinois
Contact: Nicole Haas 815-973-3000
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May 2016
May 2 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Have Canoe, Will Travel: Geology of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

5-8:30 p.m.
Mark Jirsa, Minnesota Geological Survey
Spring Banquet and Lecture, U Garden Restaurant
2725 University Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
May 3-4 4 Northwest Environmental Training Center
Fundamental Contaminant Chemistry in Soil and Groundwater

University of Phoenix-St. Louis Park
435 Ford Road, Suite 1000
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Contact: Robert Harkins 425-270-3274 Ext. 100
May 4 5
(1 MDH)
Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Litchfield, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
May 4 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Preventing Meeting

7 a.m.
Superior Shores Resort and Conference Center
1521 Superior Shores Drive
Two Harbors, Minnesota
Contact:  Paul Johnson 218-834-8812
May 5 4 Northwest Environmental Training Center
Emerging Contaminants Workshop

University of Phoenix-St. Louis Park
435 Ford Road, Suite 1000
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Contact: Robert Harkins 425-270-3274 ext. 100
May 5-6 Credits Pending Institute of Lake Superior Geology
2016 62nd Annual Meeting

University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota
Contact: Jim Miller 218-726-6582 or Christian Schardt 218-726-7899
May 25 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Hermantown, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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June 2016
June 9 4 Midwest Geosciences Group
Improving the Description and Characterization of Glacial Deposits

Clay Terrace in Carmel
Indianapolis, Indiana
Contact: Midwest Geo 763-607-0092
June 16 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Wahkon, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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July 2016
July 13 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Rushford, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
July 21 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Chaska, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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August 2016
August 16 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Fulda, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
August 30 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Stillwater, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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September 2016
September 1 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
September 28 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Zumbrota, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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October 2016
October 5 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Apple Valley, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
October 6 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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November 2016
November 9 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Glenville, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
November 30 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2016 Well Management Videoconference

1-3 p.m.
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building, B107
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
November 30 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Waite Park, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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December 2016
December 6 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Mountain Iron, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792

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Questions?
Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
health.wells@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 02:52PM